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Nov. 13, 2013

Disturbing Google Searches For Feminism, Re-Imagined by Inspiring Feminists

What would the world look like if feminism was celebrated, rather than feared?
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Nov. 13, 2013

Why Do We Love the "F" Word?

Sometimes, there is simply no way around it. You need to say it. But have you ever wondered why there is such stigma and power attached?
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Nov. 13, 2013

Don't Feed the Trolls, and Other Advice For Dealing With Libertarians

Libertarianism is experiencing a renaissance in this country. Their ideas aren't serious, but they are. Who are these people, and how do we understand them?
Nov. 13, 2013

Asian Women Don't Get Luckier On OkCupid, We Get More Harassed

More men might want to connect with us on the dating website, but usually not for the right reasons.
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Nov. 13, 2013

5 Obamacare Facts That Prove the Law is a Complete Failure

The facts just aren't on the president's side.
Nov. 13, 2013

6 Incredible Canadians Who Changed the World

America's friendly northern neighbor has punched well above its weight in the fields of sports, entertainment, human rights, and charitable causes. Here are its biggest hitters.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Sunday Assembly Atheist Church is a Foolish Idea

The Sunday Assembly is picking up steam as an institutionalized "atheist church," but its success will only hurt the secular cause.
Nov. 13, 2013

'Maleficent' Movie Trailer: Angelina Jolie's New Role Looks Wonderfully Terrifying

The first real look at Disney's next fairytale film 'Maleficent' (a Sleeping Beauty revision) predicts a dark and beautiful movie.
Nov. 13, 2013

Lily Allen's 'Hard Out Here' Video Will Make Feminists Proud

Lily Allen is back, and in her new video she's taking down industry sexism.
Nov. 13, 2013

The Strange Trend Of "Black Woman Face" is Ruining Black Comedy

Why are so many black comics dressing up as women of size?
Nov. 13, 2013

5 LGBTQ Rappers Who'd Gladly Rap Battle Eminem

Eminem's controversial "Rap God" and use of the other "F-word" marginalizes a community that is now, slowly, taking over hip hop.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Atheist Mega-Churches Are the Bizarre New Trend For Unbelievers

We saw it once, now we're seeing it again, but this time with a twist. The mega-church, usually complete with psalms, praise, and prayer now has none of the above.
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Nov. 13, 2013

A 3-Minute Video Tells You What Iranians Really Think Of America

The popular image of Iranians is of an irrational people bent on war. These average Iranians show just how wrong this is.
Nov. 13, 2013

'Mindy Project' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Cyrano de Bergerac Didn’t Sext For a Reason

Morgan tries to play Cyrano de Bergerac by sending flirtatious texts on Mindy’s behalf, with disastrous results.
Nov. 13, 2013

See the Offensive Way Apple's Dictionary Defines 'Gay,' and Meet the Teen Intent On Changing It

We must all work to overturn the word's informal negative use in our English vernacular.
Nov. 13, 2013

Why Every Gay Marriage Supporter Should Fight Against ENDA

If you don't believe the government can prevent you from marrying who you want, you shouldn't believe the government can prevent you from hiring who you want.
Nov. 13, 2013

See NASA's Stunning Photo Of Saturn — With Earth in Sight

NASA has released an exquisite image of the Sun, the Earth, and Saturn. It's one of the most hauntingly beautiful photos ever taken.
Nov. 13, 2013

Alcohol Substitute Lets You Get Drunk Without Drinking

British scientist David Nutt's self-experimentation may have ended hangovers for good.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Batman bin Suparman: The Indonesian Man Arrested For Heroin Has a Super Name

Batman, son of Suparman, is going to jail.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Tallest Buildings in the World: Where One WTC Ranks

On Tuesday, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat officially declared One World Trade Center in NYC the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Where does it stand globally?
Nov. 13, 2013

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: A Night Of Secrets

Is all this secrecy really such a good thing?
Nov. 13, 2013

Could This Comic Book Really End Islamophobia?

Last week, Marvel unveiled the latest addition to their universe: a Pakistani Muslim named Kamala Khan. Through Kamala, Marvel hopes to promote cultural diversity.
Nov. 13, 2013

'New Girl' Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: The Trouble With Dumplings

In which Jess fights for the Earth, one Chinese food menu at a time, and Nick fights his dumpling habit.
Nov. 13, 2013

Meet Betty Who, the 22-Year-Old Poised to Be Pop's Next Big Star

The young Australian singer has a hit EP, a new record contract, and a full-length record coming out in just a few months. Check out PolicyMic's interview with Betty Who.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Here's the Republican Health Care Reform Plan Even Liberals Can Get Behind

Obamacare just isn't getting the job done when it comes to health care reform.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Bieber's New App is So Crazy It Might Just Work

Selfies, selfies everywhere.
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Nov. 13, 2013

What Real Men Are Saying About the NFL's Sick Bullying Scandal

It's time we reexamine the emotional confines we place on our boys.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Pope Francis Tells American Clergy to Tone Down Rhetoric On Abortion and Other Social Issues

On the eve of the election of next top U.S. bishop, papal envoy Carlo Maria Vigano asked bishops to tone down the ideology in an attempt to make the Church more welcoming.
Nov. 13, 2013

Pew Poll Reveals 40% of Millennials Research Their Dates on Facebook

41% of users aged 18-29 with recent dating experience have used the Internet to get more background info on a potential love interest.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Getting Catcalled Could Lower Your GPA

Can all the street harassers on campus please ease up? We're here to learn.
Nov. 13, 2013

10 Songs That Have Gotten Every 20-Something Over a Breakup

Thanks to Facebook (and human nature) everybody thinks about their ex too much. The following 10 songs will help you avoid being part of the epidemic.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Jenna Jameson's Porn Comeback is to Support Her Kids

The former adult megastar actress is planning to return to making porn, this time to take care of her twin boys.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Quit Hating On Lady Gaga

What's the problem?
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Nov. 13, 2013

The FEC Will Let You Donate Bitcoins to a Political Campaign

A new proposal may allow campaigns to accept Bitcoins as donations. But the law may not be able to keep up with all the complications that come with cryptocurrency.
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Nov. 13, 2013

NYC Subway Ride is Nothing Compared to the Commute in Beijing

It could be so much worse.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Obama is Fundraising For His Fellow Democrats At a Record Pace

Hint: It's not a good thing.
Nov. 13, 2013

Frozen McRib Looks As Gross As You'd Expect

Frozen McRibs look more like chunks of drywall than food, but hey, did you really expect anything different from the Golden Arches?
Nov. 13, 2013

Gay Marriage in Hawaii: Why I'm Not Celebrating — Yet

Congratulations, you are the 15th state to legalize gay marriage! Now move on.
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Nov. 13, 2013

RNC's Latest "I'm Obamacare" Ads Are Pathetically Familiar

Airing the first "I'm ObamaCare" ads during The Daily Show time slot was a crafty idea; ripping off an annoying, old ad campaign is just foolish.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Brashear High School Shooting LIVE Video: 3 Shot Outside Pittsburgh School

Police have confirmed that three people were shot outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and are currently looking for the culprit.
Nov. 13, 2013

Look Up All the Lyrics You Can Now, It Might Soon Be Illegal

The National Music Publishers' Association is going after unlicensed music lyric sites, and the popular Rap Genius is at the top of their hit list.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Liberal Dark Money Contradicts the Campaign Finance Reform Movement

Liberals need to learn not to throw bricks from a glass house.
Nov. 13, 2013

Montana's Plan to Set Gender Quotas For State Legislature Could Be a Model For the Nation

The news in all 50 states should read today: progressive and reasoned man in Montana, proposes 50-50 gender split in state legislature. Women everywhere applaud.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Millennials Are Struggling to Find Jobs, But the Talking Heads Are Wrong to Blame It On Us

Trust me, millennials are perfectly qualified to enter the workforce.
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Nov. 13, 2013
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Nov. 13, 2013

Data Visualization Never Gave NYC Democrats So Much Joy

Joseph Lhota's defeat to Bill de Blasio is the worst defeat for New York City Republicans in nearly thirty years.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan's Aftermath in 12 Heart-wrenching Photos

The typhoon has killed an estimated 10,000 people.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Why This New Jersey Democrat is Rooting For Chris Christie 2016

I don't agree with his politics, but a Chris Christie presidential campaign would be good for all of America.
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Nov. 13, 2013

In Pre-Revolutionary Libya, We Had One Tyrant — "Now We Have Many"

My family's initial excitement following the defeat of Gaddafi is turning into frustration and impatience.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Business Owners Love Gay Rights, So Why Aren't Republicans Listening?

Conservatives are complaining that ENDA is bad for business, but never bothered to ask actual business owners what they think.
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Nov. 13, 2013

New Poll Shows Democrats' Post-Shutdown Popularity Has Disappeared

Democrats and Republicans are neck and neck in 2014, according to the latest polls.
Nov. 13, 2013

The MPAA is Turning to Elementary Schools to Win the Anti-Piracy Fight

The Motion Picture Association of America, the RIAA, and Internet service providers are rallying together to support a new initiative to educate elementary school students about digital piracy.
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Nov. 13, 2013

One WTC Shows That Sometimes a Skyscraper Isn't Just a Skyscraper

On Tuesday, New York City's fully erected One World Trade Center proved something to the entire world.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Tom Foley Has An Answer For Ultra-Rich New Yorkers Scared Of Bill de Blasio

Once and future Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has made an ad encouraging New Yorkers to hightail it out of their city.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Occupy Wall Street Activists Buy Americans' Debt, Then Abolish It

This project — “a bailout of the 99% by the 99%” — will restore your faith in humanity.
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Nov. 13, 2013

This Government Practice Wasted $15.9 Billion in a Single Year — We Have a Chance to Stop It

Our leaders in Congress need to stop wasting our hard-earned money.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Beltway Insiders Don't Mind Cutting Social Security Benefits For This Simple Reason

These insiders don't have the same interests as middle-class Americans.
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Nov. 13, 2013

NYC Tech Community Rallies Together to Help Reinvent the Way Our Generation Does Activism

New York's best entrepreneurs are redefining activism and offering young people a unique chance to make a difference for children in Guatamala.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Obamacare Disaster Proves That With Enemies Like Obama, the Tea Party Doesn't Need Allies

So, it turns out the government is actually terrible at doing a lot of things.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Why All Journalists Should Care About Jana Winter

She's fighting for her confidential sources and you should fight for her.
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Nov. 13, 2013

The Face of Healthcare.gov Speaks Out

Adriana: the face that launched a thousand complaints.
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Nov. 13, 2013

Congressional Approval Rating is Record-Low According to Gallup Poll

American congressional approval is at an all-time low of 9%, which is the lowest in Gallup's 39-year history of asking the question.
Nov. 13, 2013

Video Shows How a Texting 911 Dispatcher Might Have Cost a Man His Life

It turns out you have to be pretty attentive when your job is to train people dealing in life-or-death-circumstances. Who knew?